Trump’s Covid adviser resigns

Washington, December 1

US President Donald Trump’s controversial special adviser on Covid Dr Scott Atlas has resigned. During his four months in the role, Atlas, who had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, questioned the need for masks and other measures to control the pandemic that has killed over 2,68,000 people in America.

While questioning the usefulness of masks, he was against lockdowns and promoted the idea of herd immunity. The 65-year-old neuroradiologist resigned on Monday at the end of his 130-day temporary assignment, according to US media reports. — PTI

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